London department store, established in 1849 by Henry Charles. Destroyed by a fire in 1883, it reopened in the Knightsbridge area. In 1898 the first lift was inaugurated. It has always followed fashion very closely. In 1985 the House of Fraser group sold it to the Egyptian brothers, Al Fayed.
Harrods, famous for its strong dress code of ‘No jeans, no shorts, no leggings’, bowed for the first time in 150 years, to allow a rock concert by Aerosmith, who were in London to promote a new record.
The most precious shoes ever manufactured were put on sale. Harrods displayed a pair of shoes worth 1 million pounds worth in the store windows. They were created by Stuart Weitzman with 642 round and oval rubies and platinum, inspired by Dorothy’s slippers in The Wizard of Oz.